Sorry for being out of touch. I just finished a stretch of eight depositions (three in Korean), two motion hearings and a two-day trial (also in Korean) in the past three weeks. Glad to be back among the living …
The best I can tell the U.S. Senate race in Virginia is tied. Nationwide, the Democrats seem to be on the verge of an unprecedented victory on Election Day. At least a half-dozen U.S. Senate seats and 20-30 Congressional seats could change hands.
There’s an irony in all this. After a very hard-fought campaign, President Bush won a narrow victory in 2004. Seems like that would have been a good time to scale back the partisanship and leave a positive legacy for his second term. Or not.
Every Presidential initiative in the past two years has been a failure (Medicare reform? privatizing Social Security?) Wrapped around this has been the continuing debacle of Iraq. Rather than admitting that the decision to invade was a mistake, the President has forged forward with a tone-deaf insistence on “victory” when that term defies any coherent definition. Iraq is in a civil war based on age-old rivalries. Nothing the U.S. can do will change that fact.
Now the hammer may be about to drop.